LWolfT's frugal journal/musings

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LWolfT's frugal journal/musings

Post by LWolfT » Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:51 pm

This may be more musings than actual journaling, but thought I'd give this a shot.

Last weekend, DH wanted to do a road trip and see one of the minor-league baseball teams in the area. OK ... we checked online,and ticket prices weren't bad. So he begins the order ... that's when the fun started.

First, there was a $1.50 per ticket convenience charge. Annoying, but not unusual.
Then there was a $3 order charge.
The topper was a $2 charge to obtain the tickets. Mailed, picked up, didn't matter. So this means that if we'd printed them at home, they would charge us $2 to use our ink, our paper and our electricity to run the printer.

At that point, he said forget it and called the ticket office to complain. They professed not to know about online fees, but said that if he ordered through them, they didn't charge any fees. And they'd even send us the link so we could print the tickets at home.

So that's what we did ... but seriously, an extra $8 to order online?

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Post by Dgflorida » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:31 am

Wow. Smart decision.

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Re: LWolfT's frugal journal/musings

Post by LWolfT » Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:54 am

Finally got around to canceling my Amazon subscriptions today.
They used to have the best deals on things like cat food and TP, and it was nice to have that stuff delivered.
But prices seemed to be going up on a regular basis, and I'm finding I can get the same or comparable items at better prices elsewhere. And I can still get some of it delivered.
What really annoys me is that some of the cat food I used to buy is now for Prime members only. If it were at a rock-bottom price, it might be worth it, but again, I can get it at the same or lower prices elsewhere, so no point in paying for Prime to get it.

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